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BEER WEST MAGAZINE:  Fall 2011

Featured Articles

FEATURE // The Sipping Point

Why the West Coast craft beer industry continues to expand, despite the worst economic downturn in decades Story by Chad Walsh There was always ambrosia. And peaches. Canned, crescent-wedged peaches preserved in a thick, translucent,

FEATURE // Anatomy of a Beer Dinner

Pairing dinners are revolutionizing the way people think about and taste beer. Learn what goes into beer dinners and then host your own. Story by Megan Flynn // Photograph by Cleary O’Farrell White linens, fancy

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PAIRINGS // Ciao, Vino

A new wave of Italian craft beer belongs at the table Story by Lucy Burningham // Photograph by Erin Berzel In a country covered in gnarled grape vines, it’s no surprise that Italian beers have

NEIGHBORHOODS // Small Town, BIG Beer Scene

How one tiny sound sound city has gone from zero to four breweries in less than a year Story by Heather Reese // Photograph by Beckie Kirker Four new breweries in seven months, and to

FLAVOR // The Case for Cider

Craft ciders are making waves in the beer world; uncover your ideal style Story by Georgia Perry // Photograph by Jeff Kubina Cider gets a bad rap. And deservedly so, right? To the craft beer

DETOUR // City of Brewery Love

One writer’s three-day journey through one of the best beer cities in America Story by Christian DeBenedetti // Photograph by Bill Edwards By the time you get to Philly for a visit, you’ll have probably

CHEF // Open to Interpretation

Chef David Mork dares to be defined Story by Emily Hutto // Photograph by Annalou Vincent David Mork places a platter of barbecue shrimp next to my pint glass and folds his arms as he

ADVENTURE // Little Creatures of Love

Camping newbie Georgia Perry voyages into the Oregon woods in search of romance, adventure…and the elusive snipe Photograph by Rebecca Hartness Unlike a lot of American kids, I never got to go camping with my

101 // Fit For A King

A brief history of imperial beer and an examination of America’s love affair with extreme flavors Story by Adrienne So // Photograph by Rebecca hartness Oh, America. Can’t we ever leave well enough alone? We